Is Your Skin Ready For Winter?

As temperatures drop and the winter season approaches, our skin becomes more prone to dryness.  When left untreated, dryness and the resulting itching can lead to cracked, bleeding skin as winter weather continues to strip away our skin’s moisture and natural oils.

Those with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis are at especially heightened risk during the winter, since chilly temperatures and low humidity can worsen or trigger symptoms.

Is your skin ready for winter? Fortunately, there are simple changes you can make to your skincare routine that will help you achieve healthier-looking skin. Follow these winter skincare tips to help your skin stay healthy.
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5 Natural Remedies for Eczema

Eczema is a very common skin disease that affects over 30 million Americans, both children and adults alike. While each type of Eczema has different triggers and symptoms, it is commonly marked by patches of red, itching, scaling, and inflamed skin. Babies and children generally developed eczema on their faces, but it can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema is not contagious and is thought to be caused by genetics, environmental triggers, and compromised immune systems.

Though eczema cannot be fully cured, this skin condition can be effectively managed to reduce symptoms and related discomfort. Eczema is commonly treated using OTC treatments such as topical ointments, antihistamines for the itching and prescription medications.  But it can also be treated using natural remedies that offer many additional health benefits that may carry far lower health risks.
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6 Effective Ways to Treat Eczema in Children

If your child has eczema, you are not alone. Eczema affects 13 percent of U.S. children under the age of 18, and up to 20 percent of children under the age of 10. Eczema can cause skin to become red, inflamed, and itchy. Treating eczema in your child can help relieve their discomfort, boost their confidence, and eliminate distractions surrounding this skin condition so they can hopefully, just be a kid again.

Looking for the best eczema treatment for toddlers and children? Here are six effective ways to relieve your kid’s eczema symptoms and reduce flares.
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Topical Steroids Can Cause Problems Far Worse than Eczema!

The dreadful “itch-scratch cycle” that plagues those suffering with eczema is about as vicious as they come, and anything that induces the condition has the full capability to bring forth unbearable discomfort. And just in case you didn’t know, the topical creams often purchased over the counter are at the top of a long list of things that make eczema symptoms worse.

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